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Articles published in 2015

11 December 2015

10 tips to keep you mosquito free this summer

Summer is coming and so are the mosquitoes. There are plenty of myths and misconceptions about what works and what doesn't when it comes to beating the bite of backyard mosquitoes.

10 December 2015

Horses' health at risk from long-distance travel

The first-ever study of horses travelling the common route between Sydney and Perth has found travel can lead to psychological and physical exhaustion, as well as death.

10 December 2015

Research links strengthened between India and Sydney

The University of Sydney signed a landmark research agreement with the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras).

10 December 2015

Recognition is a mirror for us all, says Noel Pearson

Cape York leader Noel Pearson revived the debate around Indigenous constitutional recognition in a passionate address at the University of Sydney on Tuesday night.

09 December 2015

Health professionals lack knowledge about female genital mutilation

Health practitioners need more resources and expert guidelines to provide appropriate medical and psychological treatment for women and girls that have had female genital mutilation or cutting, says a new review of the evidence. 

09 December 2015

Australia's innovation agenda: embracing risk or gambling with public health?

To realise the promise of innovation, we need to equally embrace the need for comprehensive and adept measures to assess and manage the risks of industry-researcher collaboration, argues Dr Quinn Grundy.

09 December 2015

Long nights and lazy days could send you to an early grave

Sleeping more than nine hours a night, and sitting too much during the day could be a hazardous combination, particularly when added to a lack of exercise, according to new research from the University of Sydney's 45 and Up Study.

09 December 2015

Challenges Hockey will face as US ambassador

Subtle diplomacy, an acute understanding of the Australian national interest, and a healthy scepticism towards uncritical alliance boosterism should be foremost in Joe Hockey's mind as he takes up the role of ambassador to the US, writes James Curran.

09 December 2015

Students achieve world-record breaking drone flight

A team of aerospace students from the University of Sydney have helped break a world record by landing a drone in Texas using a remote control joystick located in Sydney.

09 December 2015

Wizardry in a wind tunnel

Researchers have officially reopened their multi-million-dollar Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel (BLWT) facility in the School of Civil Engineering. 

09 December 2015

New discoveries redefine Angkor Wat's history

The temple of Angkor Wat was much larger and more complex than previously thought, University of Sydney archaeologists have discovered.

08 December 2015

University trio honoured for human rights work

Dr Dinesh Wadiwel, Professor Mary Crock and Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum AO have received National Ethnic Disability Alliance medals for their ongoing advocacy for the rights of migrants with disabilities.

07 December 2015

Vale Bob Leece, Pro-Chancellor and Fellow of Senate

Yesterday the University of Sydney community lost one of its strongest advocates with the sad news that Fellow of Senate Robert (Bob) Leece AO RFD (BE(Civil) ’69) had passed away at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital surrounded by his family.

07 December 2015

University of Sydney celebrates 50 years of Molonglo

On its 50th anniversary, the Molonglo Observatory Synthesis Telescope will undergo major upgrades to deliver new capabilities for astronomers

07 December 2015

Exhibition offers thumbnail of rise of women in contemporary art

Women in Power is a free University Art Gallery show based on the bequest of J W Power.

07 December 2015

New chip technology inspired by student laser projector

University of Sydney electrical and information engineering researchers have developed a new silicon alignment and packaging system that could improve the manufacturing efficiency of biomedical and measurement sensors.

07 December 2015

University of Sydney joins $50 million Uniseed fund

The University of Sydney and CSIRO are the newest partners in Uniseed, a venture fund dedicated to commercialising university research, currently launching a new $50 million investment fund. 

07 December 2015

How funds from parents boost home ownership rates

Gifts and bequests aid home attainment but widen wealth inequality, notes a new report.

07 December 2015

'No-drill' dentistry stops tooth decay, says research

A University of Sydney study has revealed that tooth decay (dental caries) can be stopped, reversed, and prevented without the need for the traditional 'fill and drill' approach that has dominated dental care for decades.

04 December 2015

Quality of University of Sydney research confirmed

One-hundred percent of the University of Sydney's research has been rated at above, or well above, world standard in the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia report.